CV joint shafts are typically being replaced at anywhere from 70,000 to 130,000 miles.
Constant-velocity (CV) joints have been around since the 1980s when front-wheel drive (FWD) came into widespread use.
There are a number of tells that indicate if a CV axle is going bad. This video is sponsored by GSP North America.
Axle failure can usually be traced to a worn boot, alignment issue or a problem with components attached to the axle.
Andrew Markel introduces a TSB from Nissan involving noise from the area of the CV joint, and discusses what could be causing the noise.
Thanks to advanced technology, modern vehicles operate with fewer noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) complaints than ever before.
CV joint housings are typically forged from iron billets. After the joint is machined, induction heat treating is used to harden wear surfaces.
Should the axle nut be replaced when a new wheel bearing or CV joint is replaced? Andrew Markel discusses when to replace the axle nut as well as the proper torque procedure when using an axle nut socket.